After graduating from high school, Cruise moved to New York City, where he worked as a bus-boy and took drama classes in the evening.He auditioned for TV commercials, but was often turned down as "too handsome" or "too intense".Cruise also sued Chad Slater (aka Kyle Bradford), a gay porn actor and "erotic wrestler" who had been quoted in an interview with Actustar, a French fan magazine, saying he had an affair with Cruise.
I'd glean information from them and I'd use that... "Everything fell into place" when Cruise was converted to Scientology, at the urging of his then-wife Mimi Rogers.
"Many people had tried to teach me, but no-one had taught me how to learn or how to study", until he used L.
In a 1999 column, Roger Ebert complained that he was asked -- and refused -- to sign a pre-interview contract detailing what he could and could not ask in an interview with Cruise.
In 2004, a Boston Globe reporter wrote that before he could chat with Cruise, he had been similarly required to sign a form stipulating that "neither Artist nor the Interview will be used or referred to in a derogatory manner".
He has made an almost uninterrupted cavalcade of hit movies since then, including Top Gun, Rain Man, and three Mission: Impossible films.
Cruise says he was diagnosed as dyslexic at seven, and tried to hide his learning disability from the other children at school.
Ron Hubbard's learning method of "Study Technology".
In cooperation with the Church of Scientology, Cruise has opened two "9/11 Syndrome" treatment facilities in New York, for rescue workers who were sickened by sifting through tons of debris after September 11.
Cruise eventually won a -million verdict against the virtually penniless pornstar.
While married to actress Nicole Kidman, Cruise also sued the Star supermarket tabloid, after it published a story claiming they had needed a sex coach for their steamy scenes in Stanley Kubrick's film, Eyes Wide Shut.
He made his film debut at 19, with a small role in one of Franco Zeffirelli's worst films, Endless Love (1981).